Living in Whitechapel area information and guide

Whitechapel area overview

Whitechapel in inner east London is world famous for its urban history, most notable the Jack the Ripper murders in the 1880's. It is roughly bounded by the Bishopsgate to the west, Fashion Street to the north, Brady Street and Cavell Street on the east and The Highway representing the southern border. It has been for a long time a poor and working-class neighbourhood and today its residents are of varied ethnicity, primarily of Bangladeshi origin.

It is one of the most exciting parts of London and for many people represents a rare opportunity to live relatively close to the centre without breaking the bank. It is going to get it's own Crossrail station which is already making the area more attractive for companies and businesses of all sorts. However one always has to be a bit skeptical about Whitechapel as it's been within walking distance of the Bank of England for hundreds of years which doesn't seem to have done it much good.

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Key statistics for
Whitechapel E1

Rentonomy Ratings1
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Multicultural Towers
< 20 years old
Bangladesh, Republic of Ireland, India
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Whitechapel?

Whitechapel contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Ratcliff (E1 0)
  • Start of Commercial Road (E1 1)
  • South of the Royal London Hospital (E1 2)
  • Stepney Green (E1 3)
  • Mile End (E1 4)
  • North of the Royal London Hospital (E1 5)
  • Spitalfields (E1 6)
  • Whitechapel High Street (E1 7)
  • Whitechapel (E1 8)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Whitechapel

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
H'smith & City
Baker Street (20 min)
Bethnal Green
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (3 min)
Stepney Green
H'smith & City
Baker Street (23 min)
Bank (6 min)
Shadwell Station
Bank (4 min)
Liverpool Street (11 min)
Bethnal Green
Oxford Circus (14 min)
Limehouse Station
Bank (6 min)
Tower Hill (11 min)
Aldgate East
H'smith & City
Baker Street (17 min)
Cambridge Heath
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (8 min)
Baker Street (17 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Bangladesh


71% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

3% of non-UK born population


2% of non-UK born population

Type: Multicultural Towers

Here you'll find lots of flat-dwellers from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, renting mostly from the council in large purpose built blocks.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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